Keeping our communities safe - Hard Calls Save Lives

Information is needed to help detect and prevent knife crime, but there are barriers that stop this being shared. The Hard Calls Save lives campaign aims to help people overcome some of these barriers and encourage them to make a call to Crimestoppers if things don’t feel right.

We know that if can be difficult to pick up the phone. But every little bit of information is useful in the fight against knife crime. If you are concerned about knife crime in your area, there are things you can do to help to make our communities safer.

Did you know: 

  • Crimestoppers is not the police - they are an independent charity working to help communities.
  • Everything shared is 100% anonymous - calls are never recorded or traced and you will not be asked to reveal your name or personal details. Information from anonymous calls will be sent to the best people to deal with it, without witness statements or courts.
  • No information is insignificant - information, however small, could be the last piece of the puzzle. All information is reviewed, and where possible, acted upon, to help to stop crime.
  • You will be listened to – local residents know best when things don’t feel right in their neighbourhood. Crimestoppers will know what to do with these concerns and pass it on anonymously, without any judgement.
  • Every call is important and making the call can save the life of someone’s son or daughter. If someone thinks they may know something about knife crime, they can call Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111.  

Some FAQs

Find out what happens after somebody provides information to Crimestoppers

Learn more about Crimestoppers' anonymity guarantee

If somebody you know is involved with, or is a victim of knife crime, you can direct them to the following organisation which can help: 

    • Prince’s Trust - support and opportunities for young people, particularly young people who are moving away from gangs and crime.   
    • Victim Support – free, confidential services for those affected by crime.  
    • Knife Freeadvice on how to have a conversation with someone you're worried about.